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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-11134: Bill Bowman (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 7 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out of the potential impact of creating new income tax bands on (a) tax revenue and (b) the wider economy.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 19 September 2017

As set out in the recent Programme for Government, the Scottish Government intends to publish a discussion paper on income tax to generate debate before setting the budget for 2018-19. The paper will cover potential tax revenue raised for a variety of scenarios, including those proposed by the other parties and the impact these proposals will have on the wider economy.